2004 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for the management of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: Implications for emergency department practice

Charles V. Pollack, Deborah B. Diercks, Matthew T. Roe, Eric D. Peterson

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The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association last published evidence-based guidelines for the management of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in 1999. In mid-2004, in recognition of the evolution and improvement of many of the most basic tenets of clinical management of STEMI since that time, an updated edition of the STEMI guidelines has been published. These guidelines offer many evidence-based recommendations that are pertinent to the out-of-hospital and emergency department care of STEMI patients, including initial evaluation, risk stratification, stabilizing management, and the choice between pharmacologic and mechanical revascularization. These are presented and discussed here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-376
Number of pages14
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


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  • Emergency Medicine

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